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Banff, Alberta Canada Ski Trip 2019

Come experience the spectacular winter scenery of the Canadian Rockies. Banff is known for world famous skiing and snowboarding and with the interchangeable tri-area lift ticket that is offered you will have access to all three resorts. You must have a valid passport to participate on this trip!

The deadline for signup has passed and the trip is closed. Please register for the standby list in the event of a  cancellation.


Trip Details

Dates: Saturday March 2 - Saturday March 9, 2019

Price: $1825 (7 Nights Lodging, Transportation, 5 Day lifts)

Trip Leader: Mark Findley

Trip Overview

The trip includes 7 nights of lodging, round trip transportation between Santa Barbara and Banff, 5 days lift tickets, welcome party, hot tub parties, farewell dinner and no limit on the amount of fun you can have. You may tailor your own options to get to the right trip for you.

The Mountains

There are lots of great ski vacation destinations, but few - if any - can rival the stunning views and scenery of Banff National Park. The three resorts (Lake Louise , Sunshine Village , Mt. Norquay) boast nearly 8,000 acres of skiing, 2 gondolas, 26 chairlifts and 30 feet of feather-light, dry Canadian Rockies powder annually. The seasoned skier or rider will experience plenty of chutes, bowls, steeps and terrain parks to explore, while beginners can get the same thrills on miles of green and blue runs. And all this in an area so spectacular the United Nations has declared it a World Heritage Site.

The Town
There’s a reason everybody’s heard of Banff. The mountain town's got a lot to love: historic charm, super beautiful natural surroundings, and all the amenities you could ask for. Hit the shops and restaurants on Banff Avenue or check out the thriving arts scene. Enjoy the lively nightlife, take a trip to the Hot Springs, try a Dog Sled ride or Kurling lessons. You can even go full Canadian and try gravy-smothered poutine while wearing your new favorite moose T-shirt.


We have reserved 30 Rooms (60 Beds) at the Ptarmigan Inn centrally located in Banff and only a few steps away from the downtown area. Enjoy the complimentary full breakfast each morning and if after a tiring day you don’t want to go out in the evening you can have dinner and drinks in the lounge and restaurant. Relax in the indoor hot tubs, sauna and steam room. Free bus transportation to and from ski areas is available right in front of the Inn.


Transportation Options

Travel with the club:

Saturday morning we will take a chartered bus to LAX where we have a direct flight on Air Canada to Calgary. Upon arrival in Calgary we will take a 90 minute shuttle ride to Banff.

Current Flight Schedules:

Air Canada FLT #553
March 2nd  LAX 10:50AM - Calgary 3:03PM
Air Canada FLT #578
March 9th  YYC 4:05PM -LAX 6:36PM


Arrange your own travel:

If you wish to arrange your own flights or perhaps drive that is no problem. You must however arrange your own ground transportation too.


Lift Tickets

If you purchase your lift tickets with the club package you will have access to all three mountains.  We offer options for 4 day, 5 day and 6 Day Adult lifts. A senior discount is available if you are 65 years old or older.

Lake Louise, Sunshine Village and Mt. Norquay are members of the Ikon Pass.

Pricing / Options Costs:

Base Package - Lodging, Welcome Party, Club Dinner, hot tub fun (Required)...$935

Round Trip Transportation From Santa Barbara to Banff

Airfare/Transportation LAX to YYC (Calgary)...$600 The flight is full. Register for the standby list

Lodging Options

Single (Private) Room Supplement (2 Queen Beds) ...$610

Lift Ticket Options (Pick one or none)

4 day Lift Ticket...$250

5 day Lift Ticket...$290

6 day Lift Ticket...$350

4 day Senior Lift Ticket (65 or older)...$225

5 day Senior Lift Ticket (65 or older)...$260

6 day Senior Lift Ticket (65 or older)...$320

Trip Sign up and Payment

Sign ups open on September 1st 2018

Full Balance due at signup


Mailing Address for Checks:


P.O. Box 6751

Santa Barbara, CA 93160


Saturday, March 02, 2019 to Saturday, March 9, 2019
Banff Alberta Canada
Ptarmigan Inn Website
337 Banff Ave
Banff, AB  

(800) 661-8310
Additional Info:
Mark Findley
Ski Trip Front End Events
Registration is closed
Payment In Full In Advance Only
Cancellation Policy:
A cancellation fee of $40 will be charged regardless of circumstances. You will be liable for any and all additional liquidation cost that the club incurs due to a cancellation after the deadline(s).

Airline travel (if applicable) is purchased 100 days
prior to departure (11/22/18). Once the tickets have been purchased no refund for this item is available. Potentially it can be transferred, usually at significant cost.

Base trip costs (lodging, lifts etc) are paid to the trip provider 75 days prior to departure (12/17/18). No refund will be available unless the trip captain can fill your spot.

Participants are encouraged to acquire travel insurance to cover unanticipated situations.

Please see the Ski Trip Frequently Asked Questions page for more details.
No Fee